For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”

Broadway Cemetery

October 15 at 9 & 10:15 a.m.

Tour Galveston’s famous Broadway Cemetery where, beginning in 1839 with the donation of four square blocks of land, the grouping of cemeteries on the central boulevard grew to include seven separate cemeteries within its gates.


Haunted Harbor Tours
October 21-22 and 28-29
$20 for Adults, $17 for Youth (6-18) and Free for 5 & Under

The narrated exploration of spooky corners and tragic sites in and around Galveston’s storied harbor takes place onboard aboard the 50-foot passenger boat, Seagull II with stories not told on the traditional tour.


Ghost Tours at the
1859 Ashton Villa

October 27-31 at 7:00 & 8:15 p.m.
$30 per person

Enjoy a rare tour through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown.


Lanternlight Tours of
The 1892 Bishop’s Palace
October 28-29 at 8:30 p.m.


Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light! This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this architectural gem takes on a completely different look in the night.


Séance at the
1838 Menard House

October 29 at 9 p.m.

Join Sharon Michelle as she guides a group of 12 guests through the spirits of Galveston’s oldest home. She first started using her many gifts over 40 years ago, and since then the spirits continue to guide her.


1838 Menard House Trick or Treating
October 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Galveston’s oldest residence opens its gates for one night of ghostly fun. Bring your kids by for treats (and a few surprises). Free for all, be sure to bring your ghost hunting equipment!


For more information on the seasonal offerings, please contact Brian Mitchell, Communications and Special Events Coordinator at 409-765-3431 or at

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